It is often a spur-of-the-moment decision that can become a turning point in life. So it is for Kitty Morland, a young woman in London in 1878.When she yields to temptation one fateful day the consequences of her action force her to flee to the other side of the world, to the small timber town of Bulahdelah in the mid-north coast of New South Wales, home of the giant cedar trees. On board the ship carrying her to the other side of the world Kitty meets three men who will influence her future. Beautiful and spirited, Kitty needs all her courage and determination to survive the ordeal of marriage to a bullying husband, but when she has a chance for love and happiness she must make a difficult decision.
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In writing historical drama/romance it is necessary to do a great deal of research in order to ensure that all details are correct.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write every day. Be persistent, never give up. and once you have finished your story, edit and re-write it as many times as you need in order to make it perfect.
Kate Loveday grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books, and always wanted to write. She received a Diploma of Beauty Therapy from Madam Korner School of Beauty Therapy, Sydney, in 1968 and a Diploma of Media Studies from the Australian College of Journalism in 2002.Her career has included publication of travel articles and short stories, as well as popular fiction. She previously worked in real estate and building, as an office manager, and finally as a natural/ beauty therapist, running her own natural therapy business for over thirty years.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music, good food and wine, and ‘hanging out’ with family and friends. She takes part in writing groups, as well as being the financial manager of a Community Association.
Kate says, “I just want to write good stories, stories you can lose yourself in, with real characters you can love – or hate – that will keep you engrossed to the end. And if I can manage to touch your heart along the way, I’m happy.”